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South Pasadena’s Cookies and Cream

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Most of the places I wrote about in the LA Weekly article I’d been to before – one shop that I discovered while doing research was Cookies & Cream.


It was just so darn charming…




…and I thought the guy who ran it was fascinating.

IMG_1025 His culinary career began with baking…
IMG_1037 IMG_1039 …and I did sample a couple of his unique creations (Jakarta Cookie, above and Taro Cakes, below)…

…but of course, I was there for one thing.  It didn’t remind me of Maine, where I spent many summers eating ice cream, but it did make me nostalgic.


P.S. Happy National Cookie Day!  Here’s my go-to recipe this time of year.

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Weird Ice Cream for LA Weekly


It’s no secret how much ice cream I eat…

Photo by AnRong Xu

Photo by AnRong Xu

…but it was really hard keeping this hush hush from all of you!

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I’ve spent the last month doing “research” for this LA Weekly article – literally eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Most of the time, I’d take a bite, pour the rest into a container, and let it form into a mashup in my freezer.  Then, after a hard day’s work, I’d eat my Super Flavor and unwind.


It’s my very first published piece –  even though I’ve been blogging for the last 5 years, I never really considered myself a food writer…but now that I’ve done this, I’m kinda digging it.  (Martha Stewart, I’ll write for you too.)

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In other amazing online news, my former podcast guest Ki Hong Lee is one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive this year; I wonder if I can sell the chair he sat on for big $$$….


Thanksgiving Ice Cream

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If you follow me on social media, you already know where I went 2 weeks ago.

Into the kitchen (and freezer) of one of my favorites – Salt and Straw Ice Cream


…for a sneak peek behind their newest Thanksgiving flavors


…in my latest BuzzFeed collaboration with Abe!

P.S. My new nephew was born this past weekend – Tiger Chen!  My brother Morgan’s 5th.

P.P.S. – Last day to enter the LA Weekly Sips and Sweets Giveaway.

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